Liquid Assets

It’s finals, and you need a cup of coffee to get you through your late-night study session.

Check out this list and decide which java spot is best for you

Jillian Beaudry/Editor in chief

 

O’Riley’s

Location: Riley Campus Center

Distance from Linfield: On campus

Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Saturday; Sunday 6-10 p.m.

Price for 16 oz. black coffee: $1.29

Price for 16 oz. flavored latte: $3.35

Beans provider: Seattle’s Best

Milk provider: Spring Valley in Salem

Drinks offered: Shots of espresso, lattes, mochas, Americanos, drip coffee

Student discount: None

Payment: Cash, credit, debit, Wildcat Cash and declining meal plan

balance dollars

Reusable cup discount: Black coffee 90 cents, 10 cents off a latte 

Staff: Friendly, not the most well-trained baristas

Pros: Great location, can use your swipe card points instead of cash

Cons: High prices, long lines between classes, poor weekend hours

Starbucks

Location: 829 SW Keck Drive

Distance from Linfield: 1.63 miles, 6 minutes

Hours: Monday-Saturday, drive-thru 5 a.m.-10 p.m., café open 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 6 a.m., café closes at 8 p.m., drive-thru at 9 p.m.

Price for 16 oz. black coffee: $1.75

Price for 16 oz. flavored latte: $3.40

Beans provider: Starbucks beans are flown in from Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific and include an organic, shade-grown blend

Milk provider: Lucerne, Vancouver, Wash.

Drinks offered: Brewed coffee, espresso, mochas, lattes, Americanos, macchiato, frappucinos, double shot energy drinks

Student discount: None

Payment: Cash, credit, debit, checks

Reusable cup discount: 10 cents, brewed coffee refills with a registered Starbucks card are free

Staff: Friendly, can be a little hoity-toity and pretentious

Pros: Large variety of drinks, well-trained baristas, drive-thru, location close to campus, wireless hotspot, quick service, always willing to customize your drink no matter how crazy you sound, organic choices, drive-thru open late on crucial study nights

Cons: High prices, always busy, long drive-thru lines, must pay for internet connection

 

Cornerstone Coffee Roasters

Location: 216 NE Third Street

Distance from Linfield: 0.28 miles, 1 minute

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Price for 16 oz. black coffee: $1.50

Price for 16 oz. flavored latte: $2.75

Beans provider: The company roasts its own beans from Latin America

Milk provider: Mallorie’s Dairy Inc., Silverton, Ore.

Drinks offered: Lattes, mochas, drip coffee, Americanos and nearly 30 specialties like the Grasshopper or the White Angel

Student discount: 20 percent

Payment: Cash, credit, debit

Reusable cup discount: 50 cent refill for drip coffee in a Cornerstone cup

Staff: Kind, but aren’t the best baristas or the fastest, seems understaffed, orders are

often wrong

Pros: Low price with the discount, live music every Friday at 8 p.m., no cover charge, unique atmosphere, delicious scones and pastries served hot  

Cons: Long lines, slow baristas, sketchy characters who loiter outside, poor Sunday

night hours

 

K&F at Union Block Coffee

Location: 403 NE Third St.

Distance from Linfield: 0.17 miles, 1 minute

Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday

8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Price for 16 oz. black coffee: $1.50

Price for 16 oz. flavored latte: $3.25

Beans provider: Organic, K&F local roaster in Portland

Milk provider: Spring Valley Dairy, Salem

Drinks offered: Lattes, mochas, espresso, macchiato, Americano, cappuccino, drip coffee 

Student discount: 25 cents off specialty drinks

Payment: Cash, credit, debit, local checks

Reusable cup discount: 35 cents off when you bring in your own cup

Staff: Kind baristas who move through long lines quickly, well staffed overall

Pros: Eco-friendly and offers organic choices, local roaster, student and reusable cup discount, good location, desirable roast, convenience, consistent drink taste despite different baristas 

Cons: Cramped for space, can’t always get a table, closes early so you can’t get a 10 p.m. java hit, the best spot in the place (the couch in the corner) is always taken, can get noisy when crowded, no bike rack, no drive-thru 

 

Dutch Bros. Coffee

Location: 120 NE 5th St

Distance from Linfield: 0.43 miles, 3 minutes

Hours: Monday-Thursday 5 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday

5 a.m.-11 p.m.

Price for 16 oz. black coffee: $1.75

Price for 16 oz. flavored latte: $2.75

Beans provider: Grown in Guatemala, roasted by a private family

Milk provider: Umpqua, Roseburg, Ore.

Drinks offered: Drip coffee, lattes, mochas, freezes, Milky Way, Almond Joy, ER 911, Kahlua Kicker, Annihilator and more

Student discount: None

Payment: Cash, credit, debit, checks

Reusable cup discount: None

Staff: Attractive and friendly. Dutch Bros. is known for its young, good-looking employees.

Pros: Creative drinks, good hours, good-looking employees, nice waterfall feature

Cons: No one answers the phone, specialty drinks are high in calories, your car hits the curb turning into the drive-thru every time, no reusable cup or student discount

 

 

 

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